8:30 a.m. – 1K Little Steps
8:50 a.m. – Welcome and Warm-up
9:25 a.m. – 5K Walk start
9:35 a.m. – 10K start
9:38 a.m. – 5K Run start
This year we have 3 different race courses to reduce course congestion: 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 10K Run. 5K Runners will have a different course than the 5K Walkers. You will be asked at Race Kit Pick Up if you will be running or walking the 5K. If you are going to walk and run (combined), please go in the 5K Run group.
To have the most enjoyable race day experience, please give yourself plenty of time before your race. Factor in timing for: getting to the event site, parking, toilet use (which may include wait time), getting into your start corral, deep breathing and getting into your groove!
Participant parking is located in the Edmonton Zoo parking lot, at the back, nearest the Run for Women event site. There is also parking in the grass lot on 132 St NW. To enter the grass lot, follow the round-about off Buena Vista Road NW to the 3rd exit. Both areas are self-park.
Air Quality Update - 6:00 a.m. May 27, 2023
As you know, forest fires have resulted in air quality issues across the province. The Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women has been closely monitoring the Environment Canada Air Quality Index and weather forecast.
Currently, the forecasted air quality is at an acceptable participation level and the event is planned as scheduled today.
To help you manage your race experience to minimize health risks, you can get the latest air quality health index by visiting the Government of Canada Air Quality website for updates.
It is the individual’s responsibility to choose to participate or choose a distance that reflects their abilities and health factors. Those participants who believe that the air quality carries too great a health risk may choose a shorter distance at no charge. This can be done in-person at race kit pick up or by emailing [email protected]
Please bring all cash/cheque donations to the Lois Hole Hospital for Women tent at the race, along with a pledge form and provide it to a Lois Hole Hospital for Women on-site representative.
Experience the Race Day Activities
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women thanks you for walking, running, or rolling to support a local women’s mental health program in your community! To date, we’ve raised over $16 million for women’s mental health programs in 18 cities
across Canada, helping to improve access for women who need mental health support.
Congratulations to all participants and volunteers for your support of the Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women. Together, you are sending a positive message of support to women's mental and physical wellness. As a group let’s speak out and reach out to all women! Our team at Running Room is proud of each one of you!
Running doesn’t care where you’re from, what you look like, who you’re with or where you’re headed. Running will take you exactly as you are. Check out our New Balance Tent where you will get to try on some of our Fresh Foam Technology, as well as deck yourself out at our tattoo station! Visit our website now to shop the Run for Women's Mental health exclusive Fresh Foam 880v13. Don't forget to always #RunYourWay
Orangetheory Fitness is Canada’s favourite workout guaranteed to produce results from the inside out! Each workout is designed by a team of fitness experts so that you get the most effective workout. An in-studio coach provides you with the motivation and attention you need to make sure your workout is safe and tailored to you. And with minute-by-minute technology tracking, you’ll know exactly where you need to be for real results. Looking to get more from your workout? Find a location near you by visiting orangetheory.com and try us today! Life changes in the Orange zone.
AC+ION Alkaline Water is the national water sponsor for the Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women and is providing all on-course water. Why hydrate at a 3 or 5 when you can hydrate at a 9.5? Step up your hydration with the refreshingly pure taste of 9.5pH* AC+ION Alkaline Water. *9.5pH at time of bottling
Good things start inside. At SunRype we use fruit, veggies, and other simple ingredients to make tasty and wholesome products that you can feel good about. As a proud supporter of the Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women, we congratulate all participants for coming together to support women’s mental health. Try our deliciously simple Good Bites Minis and Fruitsource 100% fruit bars at the Finishers Tent.
Aging is a beautiful thing! Estroven is a proud sponsor of the Run for Women. Our mission is to help bring relief to the wide range of symptoms that may be experienced with Menopause, a natural stage of life that all women experience, so that women can continue to do the things they love! The Estroven range of products for Menopause Relief is formulated for every Woman’s unique Journey.
Culturelle, a proud sponsor of the Run for Women, is on a mission to help Canadians feel their best and it all starts within the Gut! With products for every member of the family, Culturelle Probiotic supplements with 100% naturally sourced Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is #1 most clinically studied strain, proven to promote better digestive and overall good health. It’s Trusted. It’s Proven. It Works.
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Virtual Participation Information
What do I get with my Virtual registration?
With your Virtual registration, you will receive a Technical T-shirt, Bracelet, our Legendary Swag Bag and FREE Home Delivery of your race kit.
How does a virtual walk/run work?
A virtual walk/run can be completed from anywhere, anytime before or on the in-person event day. You can walk/run your own route at your own pace. Do what you feel comfortable doing. The most important thing is that you are participating to support women’s mental health programs in your community while being active.
When can I complete my virtual walk/run?
The deadline to complete your walk/run and submit your virtual results is May 27, 2023.
Do I need a bib number to participate?
No, you are not required to wear your bib (which will be delivered to you with your Race Kit). However, we encourage you to wear your bib if you're taking pictures and posting on social media!
How do I record my walk/run time?
The Wednesday before the event (May 24) you will receive an email with your timing link where you can submit your time. To track your time, use any of your favorite timing apps. You will have the option to submit your walk/run results through the personalized link that will be emailed to you.
Do I have to walk/run the full distance at one time?
As long as you fully track your walk/run and complete the distance you've registered for before the submission deadline, you are welcome to take breaks or split up your distance over more than one day.
How can I share my accomplishments and photos?
You can share your photos, accomplishments, pre-event training and support for the event with our community online by tagging us on social:
Instagram, Twitter & TikTok: @runforwomen
Also check out: Race Kit Information